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strike

verb [I/T] (CAUSE HARM)   /strɑɪk/ (past tense and past participle struck  /strʌk/, past participle stricken  /ˈstrɪk·ən/)
to bring sudden harm, damage, or injury to a person or thing: [T] It was a disease that struck mainly young people. [I] Many public health officials fear that a similar flu virus will one day strike again. [T] He was stricken with polio at the age of 13 and lost the use of his legs.
(Definition of strike verb (CAUSE HARM) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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